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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


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  • CHP officers take a man into custody in Mid-City after a pursuit that began in the Moorpark area on July 3, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘Reckless Driver’ in Black SUV Leads CHP on Pursuit From Moorpark Area to Mid-City

    California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit Friday of a black SUV in the West Valley area. The chase began around 5:45 p.m. on the southbound 101 Freeway at Lynn Road in the Moorpark area, according to Officer Rubio with the CHP. The driver of the black Isuzu Rodeo was wanted for reckless driving, Rubio said. Aerial video of the pursuit showed the driver weaving in and out of traffic on the eastbound 10 Freeway. He exited the freeway at […]

  • A file photo of tar balls washing up on a beach in Southern California. (Credit: KTLA)

    Tar Balls Sighted in Hermosa and Malibu Surfrider Beach Areas

    Tar ball sightings were being reported Thursday in the Hermosa Beach and Malibu Surfrider Beach areas, according to L.A. County officials. “These tar balls are an annual natural occurrence that we experience in Los Angeles County as the water temperature rise during spring and summer months”, according to Capt. Kenichi Haskett with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, LIfeguard Division. “For tar balls located approximately one mile offshore of King Harbor, scientists have confirmed that these substances are coming from […]

  • Surveillance video released by the Santa Ana police Department  shows two teenagers beating a robbing a 73-year-old man on July 1, 2015.

    Elderly Man Beaten, Robbed in Violent Street Robbery in Front of His Santa Ana Home

    Two teenagers were being sought Thursday for beating a 73-year-old man and throwing him to the ground repeatedly during a violent street robbery in Santa Ana. Isidoro Ponce was sitting outside his apartment in the 700 block of N. Mintor just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he was attacked, according to the Santa Ana Police Department. Surveillance video showed the teenagers approach Ponce. One them asked to borrow his cellphone, police said. Then, without warning, the teenager attacked, hitting […]

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    Lancaster Man Sentenced for Killing Elderly Mother After God Told Him She Was a Witch: DA

    A Lancaster man who pleaded no contest to killing his 73-year-old mother was sentenced Thursday to 15 years to life in state prison. Shelton Eugene Bradley, 49, pleaded no contest on June 17 to one count of second-degree murder and agreed to waive any credit for time in jail since his arrest in 2013, a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office stated. Rosie Manuel was found naked and unresponsive on Dec. 19, 2013 in her home […]

  • The unidentified robber is known as the “Big A Bandit” because he wears a baseball cap with a large A on the front during the robberies. (Credit: FBI)

    ‘Big A Bandit’ Sought in at Least 6 Bank Robberies in Orange County

    Authorities were seeking the public’s help Thursday in identifying an armed robber linked to six bank heists in Orange County over a period of more than two years. The unidentified robber is known as the “Big A Bandit” because he wears a baseball cap with a large A on the front during the robberies, according to a news release from the FBI. The robber’s latest heist came just before 4 p.m. on Thursday afternoon at a Bank of the West […]

  • A car landed in a pool after plowing through a building in Camarillo on July 1, 2015. (Credit: Capt. Mike Lindbery/VCFD)

    Car Lands in Pool After Plowing Through Apartment Building in Camarillo

    A car ended up in a swimming pool Wednesday evening after plowing through an apartment building in Camarillo. The crash happened around 7:52 p.m. in the 400 block of Paseo Camarillo, according to Capt. Mike Lindbery with the Ventura County Fire Department. The drove through the leasing office at the Allure at Camarillo Apartment Home and landed in the community pool, according to the Ventura County Star. The driver, described as a man in his 40s, may have suffered a […]

  • A wildfire erupted in Moreno Valley near Lake Perris on July 1, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Crews Battle Brush Fire in Rugged Terrain Near Lake Perris in Moreno Valley

    Firefighters were battling a brush fire burning in rugged terrain near Lake Perris in Moreno Valley on Wednesday night. The so-called Merwin Fire was reported at 8:38 p.m. in the area of Merwin Street and Campbell Avenue, according to an incident report from the Riverside County Fire Department. The fire had burned 30 acres as of 9 p.m. That number had jumped to 175 acres by 11 p.m., according to the report. The fire was heading toward the Lake Perris […]

  • A drone is used by a fire department in Maine during a swift-water rescue. (Credit: Auburn Fire Department)

    Drone Used to Help Deliver Life Jacket to Boy Stranded in Middle of Raging River in Maine

    The Auburn Fire Department utilized a drone on Tuesday to help assist in a swift water rescue involving two boy stranded on a rock near Mechanic Falls. The boys became trapped on a rock in the middle the river while trying to tube in the fast-moving water, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. One of the boys had a life jacket, the other did not, aerial video provided by the drone showed. So, Chief Frank Roma rigged […]

  • A woman identified only as "Sam" is seen in a photo from a Facebook page established to help her reconnect with loved ones.

    Dying Woman With Amnesia Identified After Relative Recognizes Her Picture

    Months after a woman known only as “Sam” was found unconscious and suffering from amnesia on a street in Carlsbad, the mystery of her identity was solved Wednesday. Just this week, Sam turned to the media in an urgent effort to find her family after recently learning that she has advanced-stage ovarian cancer. “My prognosis is not good and I pray my family will be found soon,” she said in a post on a Facebook page created to help find […]